1 hr. 48 min.
When Maria's (Maria de Medeiros) brothers tire of their father's (Fernando Reis Jr.) abusive ways, all their outrage becomes directed at her. Already straining to balance a job, school and taking care of the house, watching her family slowly dissolving becomes too much, and Maria finds herself submitting to self-destructive impulses. When her mother commits suicide, and then her employer tries to rape her, she finally goes over the edge. Can Maria's shattered family save her from herself?
Director: Teresa Villaverde